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Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch

Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million – TechCrunch One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million.  It’s a significant milestone for a firm …

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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech – TechCrunch Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobile conglomerate Movile is …

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Thousands of cryptocurrency projects are already dead – TechCrunch

Thousands of cryptocurrency projects are already dead – TechCrunch Two sites that are actively cataloging failed crypto projects, Coinopsy and DeadCoins, have found that over a 1,000 projects have failed so far in 2018. The projects range from true abandonware to outright scams and include BRIG, a scam by two …

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million – TechCrunch

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season When Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 interviewed for Y-Combinator’s 2018 cohort a question stood out to founder …

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Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch For the past twelve years I’ve followed the rise of the startup – defined as a small business with global ambitions – from my perch at TechCrunch. During that period I watched business reporting change from a sleepy backwater on the back …

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Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin – TechCrunch

Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture …

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Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little did I …

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Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch

Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch Where the two companies are using price arbitrage between the costs of developers in emerging markets and coders in the U.S., Techtonic Group is simply offering access to talent. The company’s program pitches itself not just as …

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Four MIT students have launched DeepBench to democratize access to expert networks – TechCrunch

Four MIT students have launched DeepBench to democratize access to expert networks – TechCrunch Frederick Daso Contributor Frederick Daso is a Master’s candidate in Aerospace Engineering at MIT writing about college students and recent college graduates pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. New European financial regulations requiring fund managers at investment firms to …

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Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch

Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last …

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